Community Volunteerism

Many local nonprofit organizations, just like KZFR, fulfill their mission by the generosity and ambition of volunteers in northern California.

Whether it's being on the radio, feeding the homeless, clearing up our waterways, or reading to children. Volunteering helps nonprofit organizations thrive, while also providing intrinsic value to each volunteer and member in the community. 

Get Involved! Please, consider volunteering with a local nonprofit organization today. 

Here are some suggestions but there are many more.

ARC of Butte County - "ARC is committed to securing for all people with developmental disabilities the opportunity to choose and realize their goals of where and how they learn, live, work and play."

Atheists of Butte County -  "A California north state association of Freethinkers, Humanists, Rationalists, Skeptics and Atheists united to provide members with meaningful social, educational, voluntary and advocacy activities."

Boys & Girls Club of the North Valley - "Currently serves more than 2,000 youth and operates 10 sites, throughout Butte & Glenn Counties, where members, ages 6 to 18, can access a variety of quality services in Academics, Health & Wellness and Character and Leadership programs."

Butte County Local Food Network - "Our vision for Butte County is to create a strong local food system as the basis of a strong local economy, anchored in a healthy community that thrives on neighbors helping neighbors."

Butte Environmental Council - "Our mission is to protect and defend the land, air and water of Butte County and the surrounding region."

Butte Humane Society - "We are one of the oldest non-profit agencies in Butte County, California, working since 1911 to bring humanitarian care to dogs, cats and other animals." 

Catalyst Domestic Violence Services - "Catalyst is committed to serving the needs of all victims of domestic violence and their children regardless of ethnicity, citizenship, language, religion, physical disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity or HIV status."

Chico Area Interfaith Council - "Exists to strengthen bonds among faith groups in service to the community. We provide educational programs to foster public understanding and tolerance, create opportunities for building relationships across lines of difference, and facilitate cooperation on community efforts that reflect the shared values of our diverse traditions.

Chico Housing Action Team - "The mission of the CHAT is to ensure that every person in our community has access to fair and adequate shelter and sanitation."

Chico Friends of the Library - dedicated to supporting the Chico branch of the Butte County Library. We are committed to making our library a place where families and community members can learn and grow.

Concerned Community For Justice Chico - To build responsive, transparent and compassionate partnerships between law enforcement / first responders and the community that they serve, based on mutual trust and respect.

Chico Area Punks - sets up shows for the underground D.I.Y. music scene in Chico CA. We focus mainly on Punk (in the most general sense) music, but are open to anything that reflects our political and creative tastes.

Chico Sunrise Movement - We're building an army of young people to make climate change an urgent priority across America, end the corrupting influence of fossil fuel executives on our politics, and elect leaders who stand up for the health and wellbeing of all people.

Doin' It Justice Chorus - A community chorus dedicated to promoting peace and justice, sharing our love of music, improving our singing ability, and inspiring others.

GRID Alternatives - "GRID Alternatives leads teams of volunteers and job trainees to install solar electric systems exclusively for low-income homeowners."

Habitat For Humanity of Butte County - "HFH has long been recognized for its leadership in revitalizing neighborhoods across the country, creating vibrant, and inviting places to live for current and future residents." 

North State Symphony - A professional orchestra dedicated to achieving excellence in musical performance and educational opportunities, while engaging and shaping the cultural life of Northern California.

Paradise Community Guilds - Newly renamed Paradise Grange is now the Norton Buffalo Hall "Build Community - Support Local Agriculture - Promote Sustainable Living - Education.

Safe Space Chico - providing low-barrier emergency shelter from December through March for people experiencing homelessness in Chico, California.

Sky Creek Dharma Center - "Our mission is to support and sustain the activities of Buddhist sanghas* and offer the Dharma to the community."

Stonewall Alliance - "We are an active resource for the LGBTQ+ community, and we are open, safe, and inclusive for all people. We provide information, advocacy, referrals, and support to those who come to us."

True North Housing Alliance - 'We are building a collaborative, results-driven, and solutions-based pathway out of homelessness."

United Way of Northern California - Our mission is to fight for the health, education and financial stability of every person in our community. 

Youth 4 Change - "Dedicated to enhancing the lives of children, individuals, families and communities. We are an inclusive, caring, and resilient agency that works from a set of core values that allows us to deliver trauma informed, culturally sensitive, and client centered services."

Oh yeah then there's us! If you're interested in volunteering for KZFR Community Radio you can find details here. You could become a Programmer, Board or Committee Member, help at our benefit events, with fundraising or in the office. There's lots of ways to get involved with community radio! Let us know how you'd like to join us.